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Concrete with great acoustics

© Dominique Coulon & associés 

IN BRIEF

Eric Owen Moss is honoured in Austria

Eric Owen Moss was awarded an Austrian Decoration of Honor for Science and Art d...

Nerin Kadribegovic named partner at Lehrer Architects

Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA, President and Founding Partner of Lehrer Architects, ha...

Science Island International Design Contest in Lithuania to be organised by Malcolm Reading Consultants

Kaunas City Municipality has appointed Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) to deve...
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EVENTS

26.05.2016 

The Polish Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia  

Polish Pavilion Commissioner: Hanna Wróblewska Deputy Commissioner: Joanna Wasko Curato  ...read more

17.06.2016 

Riccardo De Cal presents his exhibition, Into the Labyrinth from June 17- August 21, 2016 

Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy The exhibit will include 20 photographs, prim  ...read more

22.07.2016 

BIM 2016: Effective, Productive, Profitable Workflows 

Friday, July 22, 2016, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm USC, School of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US  ...read more

18.08.2016 

Design + Build Workshop, Sierra Leone 2016 

What will workshop participants learn? Building Trust are happy to announce that we will   ...read more

The ‘Henri Dutilleux’ Conservatoire of Music, Dance and Dramatic Arts, designed by Dominique Coulon & associés in Belfort France is a bold statement
This theatre and dance venue, designed by Dominique Coulon & associés, is located in the upper part of Belfort in France. It backs onto the woods, forming the final outlying limit of the town’s built-up area. Echoing the open landscape, it faces the Belfort Lion, a local landmark, on the hilltop opposite. In this strong context, the building offers its solidity, an almost opaque mass of grey concrete. The surface of the mass has an unusual texture, hinting at plants or the veins in marble. This has been achieved by drip painting in two shades of blue. The drips of paint lend depth and thickness to the skin of the building. The surfaces vibrate in the light, apparently in motion – matter ceases to be static.  The concrete monolith exudes an enigmatic presence. Only the volume of the dance room seems to be looking at the Belfort Lion which was constructed in 18

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